Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

New survey finds significant number of veterans with PTSD and TBI

A new survey of 23,000 injured service members finds post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two of the biggest mental health issues facing veterans right now. Perhaps the most significant finding is more than three in four wounded veterans are dealing with PTSD.  Wounded Warrior Project estimates at least 400,000 service members -->

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

There has been a lot of talk about football and concussions in players, but new research suggests that brain changes can occur in high school football players when less severe head injuries occur. The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season could cause significant changes in the brain, even if -->

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three NFL Players

The NFL has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at a younger age than in the general population. Despite the NFL’s disputes over the years against evidence that its players had a high rate -->

Can Concussions and Exercise Increase Your Chances of Developing ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been all over social media lately with the all familiar ice bucket challenge. The attention A.L.S. is getting from the challenge has raised the debate of whether or not contact sports of vigorous exercise might somehow contribute to the development of the fatal disease. Ever since the Yankees first baseman Lou -->

Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field

false Former soccer player Patrick Grange, 29, was found with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated blow to the head, following his death. This is the strongest indication that the condition is not only limited to athletes in sports known for violent collisions, like football. Researchers at Boston University and -->

Financing Brain Injury Research with the N.F.L.’s Money

The National Institutes of Health announced that it plans to use a portion of the NHL’s $30 million grant to finance research projects that will help answer some questions regarding how and why athletes sustain traumatic brain injuries. The agency said $12 million would go toward the research of two projects trying to identify chronic -->

10 Former NHL Players Sue League over Serious Head Injuries

10 former NHL players are suing the league for negligence and fraud. The players filed their suit in federal court in Washington. One of the lawyers is Mel Owens, a former NFL player who has represented scores of other retired players in workers’ compensation cases. The hockey players include players like Rick Vaive and Darren -->

How to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

Each year, 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury occur and at least 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a TBI-related disability. Preventing a traumatic brain injury can be done in some simple steps. Teach your family and friends these steps to avoiding the possibility of permanent disability or even death: Always Wear a -->

Many Ex-Football Players May Not Be Able to Receive NFL Concussion Settlement

When 4,500 retired players filed a lawsuit after they said the league hid the long-term impact of concussion, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement. However, only players with the most severe brain injuries would be eligible to collect, and the estates of the retirees who died before 2006 would be excluded, according to -->

Hits to the Head Don’t Differ With Age

According to research, most head injuries sustained football players, both youth and adult, occur during practice rather than games. Research presented by the annual Biomedical Engineering Society conference, tracked about 120 players from 7- to 18-years-old over two football seasons. Each athlete wore six devices in their helmets to measure the force, position and direction -->